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Burpham
TQ016526 (1*) Suitable for All
Sent in by Jane Nelson (08/02/2007)

Unusal wee ford on a housing estate.







Castle Green
SU963608 (3*) Suitable for All
Sent in by Jonathan Gurney (07/12/2003) and Jonathan Buckmaster (31/01/2007)

'The depth gauge is almost a foot out, 2 foot reads as 1!' Michael Gibson There is also a small drop off the tarmac into the ford coming in from the north end. Jonathan Buckmaster

'Castle Green Ford’s depth gauge is fine, perhaps the steep approach and resulting bow wave makes it seem deeper. No evidence of a drop off yesterday.' James Grey







Chobham
SU965620 (2*) Restricted Access
Sent in by Paul Haskins (09/06/2003)

'It's called Watery Lane (must have taken ages to think of that name!) and is almost 1/4 mile long, it varies from 8" deep in mid-summer to about 4ft deep in the floods of last winter. It should only be attempted in a 4X4 as it is uneven in places and a snorkel is a must in winter!!! I drive this on an almost daily basis and wouldn`t hesitate to recommend it to all.'

'After a lengthy closure, the ford is now officially open. as stated it is very corse gravel which you can easily get stuck in. It has become very over grown, and needs some use to clear back the plant growth that has encroached on the byway.' Chris Pollard

'The repair work carried out on this ford (as mentioned in your description) wasn't successful and Surrey County Council has now made an order banning vehicular traffic from using it. Presumably horses, cycles and pedestrians are still welcome to use it! (see Image 2)' Ron Strutt & Jim Fieret (27/03/2007)









Frensham Common (x3!)

SU860418 (1*) Suitable for All
SU862406 (3*) Suitable for All
SU862421 (3*) Off-Roaders Only!
Sent in by John Brown (15/07/2003), Gordon Baron (08/02/2004) and Max Lowry (Image 3: 07/01/2009)

'Image 1 shows the more Southerly of the two fords. A Small watersplash, with footbridge but no signs, on very pleasant woodland road past Frensham Little Pond.'

'The more northerly ford looks worse than it is but more than a splash, always about 6in deep and cobbled bottom - never a problem! (Image 2)"

'However, the best ford is on a byway 200m north of ford 1. It has a sandy bottom and a small footbridge on the northern side. With the increased 4x4 use of the byway, the depth is now usually about 12 inches, but this can increase to over 2 foot during wetter periods where the ford spills over into the next depression on the lane. It should only be attempted by off-roaders.'





Godstone
TQ361508 (1*) Suitable for All
Sent in by Dominic O'Neill & Michael Cassidy (31/03/2007)

'The ford is at the bottom of a narrow lane that leads to the gates of a house. At most it is about 5 feet wide and 4 or 5 inches deep. More of a splash really and just about 1*. Alongside is a wooden bridge.'





Hindhead
SU893385 (1*) Off-Roaders Only!
Sent in by David Wilson (24/02/2004)

'It is on a 'byway open to all traffic' - at least any traffic with 40-50 cm ground clearance! The western approach (just round the corner on the right) has large rock steps and slabs and would be impassable to all except tractors and the larger 4x4s. Nevertheless, there seem to have been quite a number of vehicles trying it. The stream is the one whose spring sapping has excavated the Devil's Punchbowl a couple of miles to the south.'





Mayes Green
TQ126395 (2*) Off-Roaders Only!
Sent in by Mike Thomas (23/02/2005)

'On a pleasant Byway through woods popular with Horse riders & Motor Bikes has a footbridge but no signs or depth markers. There is a bit of a step down approaching from the Northeast but no problem for 4x4's (see mouseover sent in by Darren Sandle (06/12/2006). Water was approx 10 inch deep & over a car length wide looks like it can be 3 times both at times.'







Shepperton Green
TQ074686 (2*) Restricted Access
Sent in by Jonathan Gurney (07/12/2003)

'It's along a road called Watersplash Lane. When I visited there was about 18 ins of water over a gravel bed. There is thick growth of reeds and weeds at the north end, but it looked as if there were no plants that would not give way if driven over (although if it stays as it is there will be self-seeded bushes growing there and blocking the north approach before long). Image 1 is looking North, Image 2 South.

A barrier has been fitted across the lane about 30m north of the ford, blocking access to vehicles wider than motorcycles. It is possible to drive through the ford from the south side but then to carry on only until reaching the barrier. Plant growth is thickening on the north approach and will obscure the ford unless cleared or crushed soon.'







Shere (x2!)

TQ070478 (2*) Suitable for All
TQ069476 (2*) Off-Roaders Only!
Sent in by Michael Cassidy (Image 1: 01/09/2003) and Richard Thompson (Image 2:10/10/2011)

'The ford is only about 100 metres from a main road, down a picturesque lane. It has a tarmaced approach on both sides, and has a concrete base crossing the river at aproximately a right angle.. The River Tillingbourne was about 3 metres wide and about 15 cm deep at its deepest point after many weeks of dry weather. At this time most cars, if not all, were able to drive through it, though winter is likely to increase the flow and depth of water.'

'The second is on Chantry / Dark Lane and is about 12” deep with gravel bottom. The road is tarmac to the ford then Dark Lane continues, now downgraded as a sandy bridleway, across Shere Heath.'

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Whitmore Vale (x2!)

SU864359 (1*) Suitable for All
SU868361 (1*) Off-Roaders Only!
Sent in by David Wilson (12/01/2012)

'The first is a small watersplash on an ordinary road with concrete base. The stream is the county boundary between Surrey and Hampshire (Image 1 taken from the Surrey side). The second is a small watersplash on a by-way, still ‘open to all traffic’. The eastern approach from Beacon Hill is well graded and easy but don’t be fooled - the western approach from Whitmoor Vale is extremely rutted with deep mud (Image 2).'





Wrecclesham
SU839447 (2*) Suitable for All
Sent in by Gordon Baron (15/03/2007)

'Only a small one but had plenty of fast flowing water going through last night. About 5 ft across and 2 in deep'









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